"A glass reaches its full potential when it leaves you with a story"

the Cork Dork, Bianca Bosker

Keeping an eye out for Bucher Farms, I drove along Westside Road in Healdsburg, California. In honor of their new tasting room at Grand Cru Custom Crush, John and Diane Bucher had invited an intimate group of wine and travel bloggers to an afternoon at their vineyard estate. I was among the lucky few to […]

An Afternoon with Bucher Wines

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Mid-June brought me to Sacramento, California where I dined on the lawn of the California State Capital among glorious examples of California grown flowers. Alongside me at the dinner were flower aficionados, farmers, and elected officials who all came together to share the value of buying and supporting Certified American Grown Flowers. The table was […]

Field to Vase Dinner at the California State Capital

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As a proud East Coaster, I’m always so elated when I get to explore an amazing wine region in my neck of the woods. Having worked in wineries in Rhode Island and Connecticut and having tasted my way through the Finger Lakes, getting a chance to mosey on over to the flourishing wine region of […]

High-End Sparkling Wine from Long Island

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As I began to make plans for a short Easter weekend trip to Willamette Valley, I kept getting the question, “why are you driving nine hours for wine when you live in Napa?” Having done some research on the region’s easy access to wineries, restaurants, and outdoor splendor, I was able to formulate a basic […]

Why you Should Visit Willamette Valley

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While rosé doesn’t have an off season in my book, it sure is exciting to see this year’s new releases. I love this time of year when we exchange our rain boots for sandals and enjoy life outdoors again. No wine is more perfect for al fresco sipping than a chilled glass of rosé. I’ve […]

Best Rosé Wines to Drink this Season

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Last Winter, while studying at the International Wine Institute of Bordeaux, I attended a class on the wine region of Burgundy (Bourgogne in French). Discussing the nuances of Burgundian terroirs from the grapes and soil to the climate and vineyard placement, inspired a spontaneous trip to this fabled region. Within weeks I had found myself traipsing […]

Where to Taste in Burgundy

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